Auction 132, Lot 546

"Calabria Ultra olim Altera Magnae Graeciae pars", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Italy

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This beautifully engraved chart covers the southern most portion of Calabria with just the tip of Sicily shown. It is adorned with a decorative cartouche with the Calabrian coat of arms and two allegorical female figures holding horns of plenty. It is also embellished with two compass roses, a sea monster and several ships including a battle between a man-o-war and two galley ships. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Superb original color, heightened with gold and wide original margins. There is a tiny worm hole in the bottom border, still a very fine example that is archivally encapsulated in a Mylar sleeve.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/2/2010

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